reedbird
Bobolink Bob"o*link`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American singing bird ({Dolichonyx oryzivorus}). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, {ricebird}, {reedbird}, and {Boblincoln}. [1913 Webster]

The happiest bird of our spring is the bobolink. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reedbird — Reed bird (r?d b?rd ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bobolink. (b) One of several small Asiatic singing birds of the genera {Sch[oe]nicola} and {Eurycercus}; called also {reed babbler} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reedbird — ☆ reedbird [rēd′bʉrd΄ ] n. dial. name for BOBOLINK …   English World dictionary

  • reedbird — /reed berrd /, n. Southern U.S. bobolink. [1640 50; REED + BIRD] * * * …   Universalium

  • reedbird — /ˈridbɜd/ (say reedberd) noun the American bobolink …   Australian English dictionary

  • reedbird — noun 1. small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa • Syn: ↑sedge warbler, ↑sedge bird, ↑sedge wren, ↑Acrocephalus schoenobaenus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World warbler, ↑true warbler …   Useful english dictionary

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  • reed babbler — Reedbird Reed bird (r?d b?rd ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bobolink. (b) One of several small Asiatic singing birds of the genera {Sch[oe]nicola} and {Eurycercus}; called also {reed babbler} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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